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8 eye-catching shipping container homes

By: Matt Hickman on Feb. 22, 2010, 12:35 p.m.
Cordell House

Photo: Numen Development, LLC

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Cordell House

Numen Development, LLC, Houston, Texas

Shipping container homes offer endless appeal to adults lusting after modern, sustainable architecture that’s much more than just a straightforward “green house,” but can these structures also be kid-friendly? Kevin Freeman and Jen Feldmann’s homey 1,583 square-foot, three-shipping-container compound in Houston (where there’s no shortage of containers sitting empty at the city’s port) is indeed accommodating for the couple’s son, Eli, and family pooch. However, when young Eli reaches his teenage years, the couple may want to consider acquiring another, probably soundproofed shipping container.